Islamic Date23 Jumada al-ula
English Date18 January
I'd Like Not to be Disgraced
A bedouin asked the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam): “I'd like Allah to provide me with a protective covering on the Day of Judgment.” The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) replied: “Do not uncover your fellow human’s faults, and Allah will provide you with a covering protection on the Day of Judgment.” [Related by Imam Ahmad Ibn Hanbal]
Much as I am tempted to inform others of the shortcomings I alone see and much as I am made restless by the injustice I suffer, I have to hold my tongue. I have to remind myself that I too have many shortcomings and if I wish not be disgraced then I must not disgrace those around me. May Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) forgive me.